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I've got down from 20mg to 16mg of diazepam ' starting to feel symptoms ' how often should I make the next 1mg cuts ?
Talk to your doctor: If you are feeling "symptoms," as opposed to withdrawal effects, then further decrease will probably be worse. Can you tell if you have "symptoms" or withdrawal effects? You probably need professional advice. You need to know that either the Valium is replaced or that there is no need for it; and how quickly to taper to avoid withdrawal. This ma not be straightforward. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was addicted to an ingredient in fake blue 10mg diazepam does anyone no what it could of been or don't you get that problem in america?
COMPLICATED QUESTION: One can be addicted to real diazepam, not fake. Or if pill manufactured badly (where did it come from) it might be an ingredient in the pill. Most likely addiction to diazepam. You want a dr who will keep track of you carefully and not get into trouble again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would it be hard to come off diazepam 8mg after 35 years.I am trying it with my dr supervision and he agreed it is impossible thanks?
Not impossible: No, it's not impossible to come off valium after 35 years -- but it will need to be very gradual. Also, you'll need other methods of managing your anxiety. I suggest finding ; working with a good psychotherapist who knows cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness training. The 2 combined can be extremely effective in long-standing anxiety. Very helpful book: http://tinyurl.Com/m9eym9v. ...Read more
Always tricky: Using expired medications is always tricky business especially things such as controlled substances and narcotics as some will actually more dangerously reactive in the body with time or exposure to air and humidity. My rule of thumb has always been to recommend patients never go beyond an expiration date when dealing with at least the prescription category of drugs. ...Read more
Valium: Diazepam belongs to the benzo family and has a long 1/2 life in the body. It is used for anxiety and muscle spasms. Neuro docs like to use it for patients with ms and stroke for muscle relaxation. It can also be used rectally for seizures, especially in children. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What was the dosage?: The seriousness of this issue is dependent on your age, body weight, and how many milligrams of diazepam you actually took. It will probably make you sleepy and will not cause you further harm. Do not drink any alcohol with this. It also depends on what other medications you take. If in doubt, contact poison control and or call the emergency department at your local hospital. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dosing: Not always determined by weight and takes into account other meds and health factors. Often start low and titrate according to effect. ...Read more
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